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CAPE Paterson surfer Taj Sleeman won
Round 1 of the Under 18 Boys 2017 Victorian
Junior Series at Smiths Beach on the weekend,
while Phillip Island’s Sophie Fletcher won the
Sleeman took top honours with a total of
12.33 points (out of a possible 20), in two to
three foot surf.
“I was super stoked to win, it was pretty hard
conditions out there,” Sleeman said.
“Hopefully I’m able to perform in the rest
of the junior series events and make the state
Local knowledge helped Fletcher take her
first ever junior series win in the Under 18
Girls with a total of 11.67pts.
“I’ve always come second ever since Under
14s so it’s exciting to finally come away with a
win,” she said.
“The conditions were super hard. Any of the
girls could have won I just found two waves that
let me do a couple of turns.”
Phillip Island’s Lannia Fostin (10.90pts) and
Daisy Corbett (5.27pts) took out second and
third position, with Phillip Island’s Shayla Pat-
erson (4.07pts) rounding out the final.
Jan Juc’s Xavier Huxtable (11.67pts) took
out the Under 16 boys over Phillip Island’s
Codie Jeffery (7.67pts) with Ocean Grove’s
Bodie Williams (7.14pts) and Jan Juc’s Indi
White (6.80pts) taking third and fourth place.
Jan Juc’s Arabella Wilson (8.40pts) took out
the Under 16 girls over Phillip Island’s Sage
Goldsbury (6.24pts) with Jan Juc’s Angelique
Kefalas (5.33pts) and Phillip Island’s Lainie
Paterson (2.84pts) coming in third and fourth.
The Under 14 Girls was taken out by Phil-
lip Island’s Poppy Corbett (6.00pts) over Bar-
won Heads’ Ellie Harrison (4.46pts), with Jan
Juc’s Jazz Wylie (4.33pts) and Cielle Bouvier
(3.57pts) taking third and fourth.
Round 2 of the series will be held on the
Mornington Peninsula on February 25-26.
Entries are still open at www.surfingvic.com
Home surf advantage
Cape Paterson’s Taj Sleeman surfed strongly to win Round 1 of the 2017 Victorian Junior
Series at Smiths Beach.
THE much-anticipated fight between Dan-
ny Green and Anthony Mundine had a South
Gippsland influence, with former Nyora local
Angelo Hyder ringside as Green’s trainer dur-
ing the hard fought win.
It was lucky that Hyder was even at the fight,
after he was nearly killed by a falling tree on
He spent three weeks in hospital after devel-
oping a lung infection and blood clot, but was
determined to see his man beat Mundine.
On crutches and with seven plates in his head
as a result of the injuries, Hyder, who is now
based in Perth, was unable to climb through the
ropes and gave directions from the floor.
Green thanked Hyder after the fight for his
support as trainer for the past 15 years.
Korumburra’s Salvatore Fava and fiancé
Shayna Kerry were in Adelaide for the fight and
ran into Angelo by chance at the weigh-in at the
Adelaide Oval on Thursday.
Fava said it was good to catch up with the for-
“Went to school with his sister and found out
about his boxing talents when he coached the
Nyora Football Club. He coached the 1989 pre-
miership side,” he said.
“It was an awesome experience watching the
fight and emotional at the same time to see a
good friend and former local resident achieve
so much on the world stage.
“It’s good to see a local boy doing well.”
NOW is a great time to give wom-
en’s football a go.
Along with the start of the new
AFL Women’s competition is the
introduction of a new Bass Coast
The new team is the first senior
women’s team locally, flowing on from
the success and popularity of Youth
Girls teams which have been intro-
duced in the past couple of years.
The team are now recruiting, so
if you have ever considered playing
football, come along and give it a try.
Training is held on Wednesdays
at the Dalyston Recreation Reserve
“We are trying to create a welcom-
ing, friendly team environment where
women feel comfortable to come
along and try footy,” team coordina-
tor Ella Angarane said.
“Most of the team are new to football
so the main focus is on learning new
skills together and having some fun.
“I have found the biggest challenge
is convincing women to come to train-
ing. Once they’re there, they love it.”
Off the field, the team has secured The
Wonthaggi Club as its platinum sponsor
and its base for social functions.
A three-year deal means The Won-
thaggi Club logo will feature on the
team uniform and provide funding to
help establish the team.
“Myself and some of the board visit-
ed training last Wednesday and were
really impressed with the players’
performance as well as the coordina-
tor’s inclusive approach,” Wonthaggi
Club manager Steve Curtis said.
“The whole attitude of the team is re-
ally positive. They looked really keen
to have the chance to represent our
community in a sport they all love.”
The Wonthaggi Club has plans to
establish a Country Club and has
started the ball rolling with plans for
a combined sports hub.
As a not-for-profit organisation,
their vision includes providing mem-
ber benefits and support to the com-
munity, adding this to a long list of
“We’re excited to sign the first local
Women’s AFL team, and hope our
support can help make it an afford-
able activity for local women to try,”
club president Alan Bolding said.
The Bass Coast Women’s team
is still looking for a coach and wel-
comes anyone interested.
To find out more about the team
join ‘Bass Coast Women’s Football
Team 2017’ on Facebook or call Ella
on 0438 722 639.
A WET spring season has delayed
the completion of the new Wonthaggi
netball courts, which has meant Won-
thaggi Power has had to get creative
with its pre-season preparations.
Work on the netball courts on Ko-
rumburra Road are due to be com-
pleted in late February, according to
the Bass Coast Shire Council.
The asphalt needs to rest for a few
weeks, before being painted with
New shelters are being ordered,
with the existing shelters to be re-
Other works that will take place
before the courts are completed in-
clude: concrete edge strips and path
works, the concrete bases for the
new shelters have been installed,
installation of posts for the netball
courts, asphalting works, line mark-
ing works, and installation of fences
President of the Wonthaggi Power
Netball Club, Lani Birkett, said that
while pre-season training has been
shuffled around, the girls are getting
on with things.
“It hasn’t impacted our season’s
pre-training,” Lani said.
“We’ve got the seniors practicing
on the rec two oval for the first two
weeks. They’re all happy there with
a ball in their hands, and hopefully
by the end of February we’ll be on the
“We also have a couple of practice
matches lined up with Inverloch
Kongwak at their courts, and Tyabb
While the seniors practice on the
grass, the junior girls have com-
menced their training at the Won-
thaggi Secondary College Dudley
“The college has been happy to
help us out, and have opened up
their courts for the junior teams,”
“This is great, because we have a
lot of juniors trying out this year, so
we can get them out onto the court
and finalise the teams so all the girls
can train together.
“The community has been really
wonderful and helpful with letting us
use courts, and the secondary college
are also happy to let us use Webb’s
Shed if we ever need it.”
Lani said that the lack of courts
isn’t stopping the girls from getting
their practice sessions in.
“We’ve had a couple of sessions out
at the beach on the dunes, and then
we’ve gone out for a swim, which is
great for team bonding.”
Construction of the Wonthaggi
Netball Courts Redevelopment com-
menced in September 2016.
With more than 600 local players
who regularly use the courts, the
project is a major investment for the
sporting community of Wonthaggi.
The total cost of the project is in
order of $757,000.
The Bass Coast Shire Council is
contributing $557,400 worth of the
costs, Sports and Recreation Victo-
ria $100,000, Wonthaggi and Dis-
trict Netball Association $80,000,
and Wonthaggi Power Netball Club
Works that have been completed
at the courts to date include the sub-
grade improvement works for pave-
ment, completion of pavement to
sub base, and the installation of new
fence posts and lights.
Former local helped
Green to victory
Korumburra’s Shayna Kerry and Salvatore Fava caught up with former Nyora local Angelo
Hyder at the weigh-in for the Danny Green and Anthony Mundine fight at the Adelaide Oval.
Hyder has been Green’s trainer for 15 years and was ringside for the historic win.
Representatives from The Wonthaggi Club were pleased to an-
nounce a three-year major sponsorship of the new Bass Coast Wom-
en’s AFL team at training last Wednesday.
for Women’s footy
Netball court work delayed
Wonthaggi’s brand-new netball
courts are nearing completion,
but wet weather has delayed
painting of the asphalt. ms140617
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